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FOX News
Nov 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
quote she likes the excitement of election day and in oregon, voted for romney and proud to say i convinced two others to do so as well. >> paul: this week on the journal editorial report, the presidential campaign against back on track in the wake of superstorm sandy. headed into the final days, we'll look at the final arguments and 33 seats up for grabs in the senate and the power could hinge on a few key races and tell you which to watch. what they could mean for taxpayers, school kids and organized labor. welcome to the journal editorial report. i'm paul gigot. the presidential campaign kicked back into high gear late in week in the wake of hurricane sandy with president
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
chance at being heard across mitt romney land. >> four more days. >> it is time. >> both sides are counting the days between now and tuesday. barack obama was greeted with chants of "four more years." he reminded the crowd. >> in four days, you have a choice to make. it is not between two party is orwo candidates. it is a choice between two different visions for america. >> the obama campaign says unemployment went up because more people are re-entering the job market, newly optimistic about jobs being created. >> the american auto industry is back on top. home values are on the rise. >> but mitt romney was quick to insist not enough new jobs are being created to energize the still is the candidate who knows how. >> i will have a lot of people offering advice, and i know a lot about it myself to begin with. >> virginia remains one of the most coveted prizes to win on tuesday. barack obama has two rallies here tomorrow. on monday, the final day of campaigning, mitt romney will spend his day in lynchburg and head to a rally -- at george mason university. >> thanks, rebecca. residents
NBC
Oct 27, 2012 5:30pm PDT
on the obama and romney campaigns. just ten days until the election. it could have a big effect on early voting in several swing states and already both campaigns have cancelled or rescheduled events to get out of the way of the storm. we've got both campaigns covered. we want to begin with kristen welker who's traveling with the pret in new hampshire. kristen, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. president obama is facing a big challenge. he's got to juggle campaigning in the final days with managing a potentially devastating storm. now this hurricane has already impacted his schedule to some extent. he was able to make a stop here in new hampshire. this is a small state that carries a lot of significance. president obama trying to get ahead of hurricane sandy which could diminish his campaign schedule this week. today he visited new hampshire, a state with only four electoral votes, but with the race deadlocked, the president can't afford to leave anything to chance. >> ten days, new hampshire! ten days. >> reporter: the president didn't mention the hurricane in his r
ABC
Oct 30, 2012 4:30am EDT
and republican nominee mitt romney suspending campaign activities for the next couple days. romney campaign bus being used to deliver food and water. the obama campaign web site has links are preparing for the storm. >> the election will take care of itself next week. right now might number one priority is to make sure we are saving lives. >> thinking about making a contribution to the red cross or and other relief agencies -- >> d.c. and maryland canceled early voting today with several cities in virginia canceling absentee voting as well. it's 41 degrees outside on this tuesday morning. >> if you don't have a car, this will be a tough day to get around. >> we want to look at some more pictures of the remnants of the storm after the east coast hit. in the state of maine is in kennebunkport, the surf splashing ofup. >> in ocean city, maryland, there is a huge wave crashing towards the shore. >> in d.c., many people are dealing with this. that umbrella is not tearing so well with the wind yesterday. >> that was in the cleveland park neighborhood. we are looking at 42 degrees on this tuesday.
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
romney, and i approve this message. [ earnest ] out of the blue one day we were told to build a 30-foot stage. gathered the guys and we built that 30-foot stage not knowing what it was for. just days later all three shifts were told to assemble in the warehouse. a group of people walked out on that stage and told us that the p pla is now closed and all of you a fired... i looked both ways i looked at the crowd, and...we all just lost our jobs. we don't have an income. mitt romney made ovever 100 million dollars by shutting down our plant and dastated our lives. turns out that when we built that stage it was like building my own coffin and it just made me sick. [ le announcer ] priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> we are live on the red part with winners of the country music awards. that is live on the red carpet with reactions from some of country's biggest stars tonight at 11. >> what is the weather going to be like? >> it will be chilly. there could be a sprinkle or maybe a flurry. highs at 48 to 54 degrees. next chance for precipitation wi
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 4:00pm PDT
romney began his day in new hampshire and is wrapping it upright now in colorado. there you see him on the stage and you see his wife, ann, as well. our national political correspondent is on the road now traveling with the romney campaign near englewood, colorado. so, jim, seven states tharks is one busy day for romney and ryan. did they generate any momentum today; do you think? >> we're going to have to wait and see, don. if you look at those battleground state polls that have come out in recent days, it doesn't appear that that surge of momentum may have stalled with the arrival of super storm sandy. we'll just have to wait and see on election day, don. if you wait and look at all of these battleground states, it is very cloesz when it comes to the president and mitt romney. we are leaving now and on our way to a rally in englewood, colorado. it will be his final stop here in this battleground state. and, also, john, his final western stop of campaign 2012. we've been hearing him talk nostalgically all day long. he was talking about the long days and the short nights and how his
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 3:00pm PDT
been throughout the day. with romney, facing some questions about how to pull off a win in the key battleground state of ohio and break through president obama's so-called midwestern firewall. his campaign is ensure shurg allies there is still a clear path to skrivictory. peter, tell us about this memo. >> reporter: the romney campaign is facing serious questions about the electoral college math. people in ohio here generally think obama has a slight lead also in wisconsin and iowa and nevada. three of those four would give obama the presidency. so the romney campaign knows they're going to have to answer questions about this on the sunday shows tomorrow and on the final days of the race. they circulated a confidential memo to top republican leaders and surrogates. we got our hands on it. this is what they're saying. they're saying they're putting the obama campaign on defense. quote, mitt romney is up or tied with obama in every key battleground state forcing obama on defense in states he won by double digits in 2008 like wisconsin, iowa, michigan, minnesota, and pennsylvania. wit
MSNBC
Nov 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. three days until the election. mitt romney throws a desperate hail mary, president obama is hanging with katy perry and the latest on how hurricane sandy is affecting early voting in ohio. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> we know what change looks like. >> three days and the obama campaign is pumped. the romney campaign is still playing with shiny objects. >> did you see what president obama said today? he asked his supporters to vote for revenge. >> alex wagner and michael steel on a huge day on the campaign trail. >>> early voting rages on in ohio. state senator nina turner has the latest as the righties continue to delewd themselves about the buckeye state. >> mitt romney will win ohio and he's going to win ohio easily. >> i think ohio is going to be a squeaker, maybe 80, 110,000 vote margin but i think the republicans are likely to take it. >> bob strom is here and he'll set the record straight. >> an bill clinton continues to slam the door on romney in the state of virginia. >> if you really believe we're all in this together, re-elect president obama. >> as
FOX
Nov 1, 2012 6:30pm EDT
just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. . >>> election day only five days away. president obama back on the campaign trail. the first day since super storm sandy hit the east coast. tonight, he's out west. >> we pledge to help those with whose lives have been turned upside down. >> as his republican challenger mitt romney targets swing state, virginia. >> we'll get it! >> the countdown is on and we have you covered. you're watching the news edge you decide 2012, and it starts right now. thanks for joining us. i'm brian bolter. back to business on the campaign trail after pull putting their swords away the last few days in the wake of super storm sandy, president obama and mitt romney back at it. we're going to start with today on the trail and tom fitzgerald. >> reporter: brian, it's been three days now since we have seen president obama in full campaign mode. mitt romney is restrained by mentioning the president by name. today, though, the candidates were back on their game and back on the trail. we're going to start in b
Current
Nov 2, 2012 9:00pm PDT
early voters 50% voting for president obama. obama, 44% for mitt romney. election day that means mitt romney has to get 53% of the vote in florida if he's going to win. so that is a pretty hefty tag to run up. that's all according to the obama campaign. in iowa over a third of voters have already voted there. and among those early voters, you can see 64% of those are supporting barack obama. 35% of them are supporting mitt romney. and that means that mitt romney is going to need to win 59% of election-day voters. in north carolina, nearly half of all ballots have already been cast. and of those who have already been cast, 58% of those early voters favor the president. 41% of those favor mitt romney. so mitt romney is going to need to win 57% of north carolina on election day. we're seeing that pattern play out in the other swing states, too like nevada, virginia, wisconsin. so the republicans are trying to make up ground. in florida we're seeing this because republican leaders are on a two-day bus tour promoting early voting. here is romney florida campaign chairman adam putnam. >> we
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
romney spend the day in virginia. voters at a restaurant and a home business near roanoke. election day is five days away. >> now, we changed gears in excitement of music was the biggest night. came home with a trophy on what was a very exciting night there. autria has the excitement. h brad paisley opening up, might be hard to imagine the awards show -- they did just that. we are talking about the entertainer of the year moments ago.ew it was a big night for he and also -- blakeey shelton getting a little choked up. im mcgraw and kenny chesney taking the award for best musical performance of the year. what it was like tour together and being are andthat they working together. year -- the the wife team talked us backstage about what with theire doing brand award. is special. me and it wasfor ken.al for it was special for the fans to see as sing the song together every night. something that happens every day. excited to do it. >> for me, it was seeing kenny on those videos. i do not know. >> we just bought a place down in alabama. but an ice shelf to put them on. >> -- we just bought
FOX
Oct 30, 2012 6:30pm EDT
we have to stop doing them. >> so to bring this back to day and earlier we showed you romney at a relief event gathering donations for the victims. now, members traveling with the governor asked him no less than five times about the statement about eliminating fema and over the report he says that he would not respond to that or if he intended to travel to new jersey to view the damage personally. >> how are obama and romney handling themselves? lets start with fema and mitt romney not answering questions today for the federal funding for fema. what's the question on that? >> well, i will maybe make some news. if you take states will new york and new jersey a storm is terrible but those are the two richest states in the country and if they can't deal with a storm the next question is what does the state government do. what does a state government do? i ask that at the time of louisiana with katrina and the answer is not a whole lot. >> brandon, i just want to ask what good was fema during katrina? >> well, it was not good but it has done a better job here. you saw the governor pra
FOX News
Oct 29, 2012 3:00pm PDT
it for at least a day as the campaign takes a backseat to the storm. romney closing argument for final stretch is dubbed day one, job one, referring to the economy. he promises tax relief. north american energy independence. to repeal obamacare, block military cuts and balance the budget among other things. all of that is on hold. romney tonight will spend overnight in dayton, ohio, returning there without planned or scheduled campaign events tomorrow. it will likely be relief oriented but not clear it will take place in iowa. if the storm passed enough and opportunity to take part in recovery and clean-up action. possible mr. romney would head for the seacoast. at this point, all carefully choreographed final stage craft in final day of the campaign have been dashed. 200 hours less, really, before the election. exactly a week from tomorrow. the romney campaign doesn't exactly know what it will be doing for the next 24 to 48 hours. >> bret: still question mar marks. >> very much so. >> bret: still ahead, more inconsistencies between what the obama administration knew and what it
CNN
Nov 4, 2012 4:00am PST
two days away. president obama and mitt romney seem to be squeezing every last frequent flyer mile out of this campaign. they've got a combined 16 stops in eight states before heading home, and we'll be there for all of it. our correspondents are spread across the states to bring you all the up-to-date developments, so be sure to keep it right here. the flurry of activity means it's a close race, right? you could say that? take a look here. it shows likely voters evenly split, 48% to 48%. here's what voters said if they had a favorable impression of the candidates. president obama, 54%, and you see it there, mitt romney, 53%. the last time we saw numbers like this, an incumbent without a sizeable lead was 1992 when george h.w. bush lost to bill clinton. >>> it has been a hairied pace for the correspondents as welt. political correspondent paul steinhauser joins us from his home base in washington. yesterday you were in pennsylvania covering a paul ryan rally. what do you think is the message for the challengers? >> we're hearing change. change and change. remember four years ago pr
ABC
Oct 31, 2012 4:00pm PDT
response the storm damage in new jersey. mitt romney spent day in florida. he holds a slim advantage. the final sprint both candidates are angling and president obama has the biggest advantage. he's got the power of the presidency. off the campaign trail for the third day, the president surveyed damage along a 60 mile stretch of the jersey shore, traveling with him, chris christie. >> we're here for you. we will not forget. we'll follow up to make sure you that get all of the help that you need until you rebuilt. >> the president and chris christie are unlikely pairing with less than a week ll election day. the blunt governor is one of mitt romney's staunchest supporters with his state facing a rebuilding christie is would be w.the president's help. >> he's worked closely with me this, is our sixth conversation since weekend. it's been a great working relationship. >> mitt romney can't afford to sit out another day. today he was in florida. he struck a more subdued optimistic tone. >> this is a turning point in american history. >> only one fleeting rever yens to the president. >> ti
MSNBC
Oct 30, 2012 11:00pm EDT
six days, mitt romney is going to announce he's an unaffiliated voter from ohio just to seek those votes. we're ready for it. whether it's the billboards put up in cleveland trying to dis tract the voters. whether it's the attacks on jeep workers, we're ready for it. >> nina turner and chris redfern, great to have you. >>> coming up, john mccain uses a storm relief event to slam the president on libya. i'll have the video. stay tuned. or that printing in color had to cost a fortune. nobody said an all-in-one had to be bulky. or that you had to print from your desk. at least, nobody said it to us. introducing the business smart inkjet all-in-one series from brother. easy to use, it's the ultimate combination of speed, small size, and low-cost printing. at red lobster. there's so many choices, the guests love it! [ male announcer ] don't miss endless shrimp, just $14.99! try as much as you like, anyway you like. like new teriyaki grilled shrimp. offer ends soon! my name is angela trapp, and i sea food differently. >>> up next, john mccain using storm relief to attack president obama
MSNBC
Nov 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
romney in critical battle ground states. less than 60 hours to go to election day. the drama is building and we're on the trail with live reports and new polls to share. good day, everyone. welcome to weekends with alex witt and welcome to live coverage from democracy plaza. we will be here in 30 rockefeller center in new york city until election day and all through the results night tuesday. we'll have more on that in just a moment. first let's get to what's happening right now. three days until the election. new today president obama looking to close the deal in the crucial battle ground state of ohio. this is from mentor, ohio where the president is just about to speak. we're watching that very closely. before heading to today's event, though, the president visited fema headquarters to get a response to the efforts of aftermath of hurricane sandy. he is sending -- >> we don't have any patience for bureaucracy. we don't have any patience for red tape. and we want to make sure that we are figuring out a way to get to yes as opposed to no when it comes to these problems. >> mean
CNN
Nov 4, 2012 4:30am PST
count on us to be there every step of the way. >>> mitt romney ended his day yesterday in colorado at the rally in englewood. he had an admission about day one of a romney presidency. >> when i'm elected, the economy and american jobs will still be stagnant, of course, but i won't waste any time complaining about my predecessor. from day one i'm going to go to work to help americans get back to work. >> another big named endorsement for the president. he's now got the support of israel's oldest newspaper. they say obama is good for israel. quote, the outcome of the elections will be determined by the voter's decision as to which of the two candidates are better for america. but if any of them are vacillating whether hob has been a good president for israel, the answer is question. kind words by a big paper but the endorsement is expected to have little effect on the voters here. >> the u.s. >>> and in president obama's sprint to head a toss-up uks he made a stop in wisconsin where he urged supporters to stick with him even if they sometimes have a difference of opinion. >> you may not
MSNBC
Nov 4, 2012 12:00am PDT
to reagan/bush. >> on election day, kennedy defeats the moderate romney by double digits, but it was actually the slimmest margin kennedy ever had. to political observers, young mitt romney is a politician on the rise. >> how can you take on a kennedy in massachusetts? but if you do, and you're at all successful, everybody in the state's going to know who you are. >> we had done a little survey of our own to see how many people had heard of my name. 1% said they'd heard of the name mitt romney. and those, of course, were the liars. >> even nationally, you're going to get a reputation. >> they know it now. >> to those he's worked with, romney doesn't come across as your typical politician. rich tafel remembers a call from a friend who worked for romney's campaign, a friend dying of aids. he said romney had called him to wish him well. >> when you work in politics, it's very transactional. people work for you for the minute and they're kind of gone. so that this former candidate would call a person, that stuck an impression in my head. >> those who know him say romney's quiet decency r
FOX News
Nov 3, 2012 9:00am PDT
. first governor romney will end his day. >> good afternoon. there is talk on the campaign trail about something that president obama said yesterday when he was in ohio. he does this and said something about governor romney and the audience said don't boo but vote. he talked about senate cand date governor romney was opposed to clinton tax increases. listen to where he took that yesterday. at the time the republican congress and a senate candidate by the name of romney. no, no, no. don't boo vote. vote. vote is the best revenge. voting is the best revenge. that is not a thing for the president to say. romney campaign has a new adout that looks as a strange thing for the president to say and an odd reason to vote. mitt romney worked that in new hampshire speech. >> yesterday, the president said something you may have heard by now that surprised a lot of people. speaking to the audience. he said voting is the best revenge. he told supporters voting for revenge. vote for revenge? let me tell you what i would want to tell you. vote for love of country. governor romney will be talking
MSNBC
Nov 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
end of the day mitt romney has played with the truth fast and furious, as we said, many times on your show. this is the result, the six-point deficit in ohio. >> despite that misleading g-pad, he hasn't made any inroads in ohio, as we've heard. we've heard about this absurd ad in spanish to latino voters where there's the president linked to fidel, hugo chavez. could it be, dooung, that mitt romney made the mistake that think that the electorate is dumb, that basically we're stupid and we wouldn't see through the stupidity of an ad like that? >> i have to agree with ari, at this point of the game we need to focus on bigger issues and just trying to, you know, grab one very emotional and personal matter in the case of florida i don't knows and cuban-americans and try to draw a parallelism of communism with these very strong figures in an ad just goes back to picking one item that it's not the most critical at this point of the race and those few that maybe were undecided want to hear about the economy, want to hear about jobs, want to hear about -- >> immigration. >> -- hispanic busine
NBC
Nov 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
campaigns in florida. mitt romney will spend the day in virginia while vice presidential nominee paul ryan heads west to campaign in colorado and nevada. >>> and believe it or not, michelangelo's paintings on the ceiling of the sistine chapel were first displayed to the public 500 years ago today in 1512. >>> all day long you can stay on top of the very latest developments in those stories and others as they break on msnbc. and tonight be sure to watch brian williams with "nbc nightly news." >>> and, finally, here's a look at what's coming up later this morning on the "today" show. savannah gets an inside look at how engineers are draining all that water from new york city's flooded tunnels and subways. >>> and with just one day to go until their big show on the plaza, a look back at four decades of aerosmith. >>> and now keep it on this channel for continuing local news, weather, sports, and more. i'm lynn berry. thanks for watching "early today," just your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station. have a good one. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
MSNBC
Nov 1, 2012 2:00pm EDT
election day. and of course, you're not seeing any type of reciprocal situation from mitt romney when a julian castro or michele bachmann are heaping praise on president obama as a first responder. >> is that a fair comparison? in this case we're talking about a natural disaster that just happened. it would seem, again, as the country pulls together and you keep hearing people say that, that mitt romney and republicans, if the effort, if the recovery is going well, would say -- to say that michelle obama's not heaping praise on governor romney's time, his leadership in massachusetts, isn't that apples and oranges? those aren't the same thing. >> it actually is showing, though, the impact of all the praise that chris christie is heaping upon barack obama and him getting a political benefit from that. >> okay. >> more than just -- actually, probably the better comparison, tamron, is 9/11 after the 9/11 terrorist attacks where democrats and republicans rallied together around george w. bush who had been in the presidency just less than a year after winning a very hotly contested and
FOX News
Nov 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. >> thank you very much. >> it is it an all out sprint to election day. governor romney can vancing the state that could decoid the winner. nominees are pulling out stop to sway undecided voters. president obama stirring up controversy after something he said on the campaign trail. the comments that has the working to explain his word choice. stay with us. . where others fail, droid powers through. introducing the new droid razr maxx hd by motorola. now more than ever droid does. everyone in the nicu, all the nurses wanted to watch him when he was there 118 days. everything that you thought was important to you changes in light of having a child that needs you every moment. i wouldn't trade him for the world. who matters most to you says the most about you. massmutual is owned by our policyholders so they matter most to us. if you're caring for a child with special needs, our innovative special care program offers strategies that can help. >> i am harris faulkner and this is the fox reportment it is the bottom of the hour. time for the news. president obama and governor romney hard at w
NBC
Nov 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
president speaking right now. capped off a long day of campaigning for both candidates, mitt romney travelled from new hampshire to iowa to colorado. president obama made stops in ohio, wisconsin and iowa. northern virginia bureau chief julie carrie explains how the candidates are spending their final three days on the trail. >> the president's rally was his fourth battleground stop of the day pep travelled to ohio, wisconsin and iowa before wrapping up the day in northern virginia. before mr. obama arrived, there were two warmup acts of sorts for those who waited in the cold. dave matthews and former president bill clinton started things off. it was the president who drew thousands here tonight. and this was part of his final pitch. >> a spirit that says no matter how bad a storm is, we bounce back. no matter how tough times are, we're all in this together. the romney campaign is spending even more of its final days in virginia. today it was paul ryan who headlined rallies for the gop ticket in richmond. with paul showing virginia the closest of battlegrounds, ryan appealed directl
FOX News
Nov 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. mr. romney has been spending a tremendous amount of time in the last couple of days talking about his desire to be a bipartisan president, reach across the aisle and deal with democrats to meet the challenge that nation faces, challenges he argues that mr. obama has not been able to meet and been too partisan and unwilling to meet with republicans on it. in the event in richmond, he singled out the house leader eric cantor and asked when is the last time you met with the president? cantor said it was a year ago. romney said i will not do that. i will meet often with the democrats and create the type of bipartisan agreements that move the country forward. he is making the argument that it's time for big change. borrowed rhetoric from the 2008 obama campaign that he says the president hasn't stuck to. he will wrap up the third event in virginia beach, virginia today. fully ten more battleground states that he plans to visit between now and tuesday night. he will wrap it up with a big speech in new hampshire, where he has a vacation home. that is his manchester, new hampshire, monday nig
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2012 2:00am EDT
. steve colbert weighed in. >> out of sensitivity, less than one week from election day mitt romney has been forced to suspend his campaign. that's why he's scrapped his victory rally in kettering, ohio, and instead appeared at a completely different, the same, spot with the same people and called it a storm relief rally. which is so comforting for all those living on ohio's hard-hit atlantic coast. mitt romney understands that disaster relief belongs only on the state level. >> every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. >> who better to respond to what's going on inside its own borders than the state whose infrastructure has just been swept out to sea? >> as we talked about earlier, it's the romney etch-a-sketch fema edition. >>> next, iowa congressman steve king. there's a piece of work. seems to be on a never ending campaign to outdo his own history of crazy comments. from the republican congressman who thinks president obama's birth certificate may have been telegramed to him from kenya, w
MSNBC
Nov 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
where behind the romney smile is a very rough campaign? >> absolutely. we've got a few days left. we have entered the phase of the campaign where time and again you can go there and get the little bit of an edge and radio ads that are shocking, billboards that are deceptive, voter suppression, voter intimidation, whatever it takes. >> voter subpoena prek, voter intimidation. but linking the president to hugo chavez and say we don't believe in god we trust? this is way beyond the boundaries. >> you have to hit people in the gut. you're not appealing to reason at this point, if you ever are, in a presidential campaign. you've got to get them in a gut level to get your allies all fired up and to, you know, hopefully get anybody still on the fence to really just kind of find some way to get through to them and get them over to your side. >> richard, what does this say? the politics of desperation, what does it say about romney? does it mean he and his team is worried? >> he's never had an exact close relationship with the truth anyway. he doesn't mind whether it's fact-checked. after all
CNN
Nov 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
tuesday, next day. keep in mind, this is all subject to change but for now, mitt romney planning to visit ohio, wisconsin, new hampshire, iowa and colorado. nothing scheduled in florida yet. but we are still awaiting clarity on the plans for sunday. as for the president, president obama has rallies planned between now and election day in ohio, wisconsin, iowa, virginia, new hampshire, florida and colorado. gloria borger is our chief political analyst. i'm out of breath running through the different states he'll be visiting. what do the maps tell you and things could change. what do you make of the fact romney won't be heading to florida? >> well, on the florida point, i was on the conference call with a few of his top advisers yesterday and they say they feel good about florida and a thing to look at and say, well, if he doesn't go back there and don't forget he was there just yesterday, he was there over the weekend and if he doesn't go back there, that may show a sense of optimism on the side of the romney camp. don't forget, they need florida just like they need ohio if they win this e
MSNBC
Nov 1, 2012 9:00am EDT
, new hampshire is mitt romney's final stop before election day. director of the marist poll joins me now. lee, let's start with iowa, as you might be already aware of. the romney campaign disputes the size of the lead that we have for the president there. they believe this race is a dead heat. you look inside these numbers, what can you tell me about what is giving the president what it appears to be a solid lead, according to our survey? >> several things. mitt romney's favorable, unfavorable is still upside down in iowa, not in new hampshire, not in wisconsin. iowa is maintaining that pattern that we've seen a lot this fall. it hasn't moved for him. iowa is a huge early voting state and i think if the story of this election ends up being the re-election if it does of president obama, it's going to be all about the early voting and the wider his lead, the wider the state -- the more early voting. >> let me throw up a stat from our iowa poll for folks. among those who say they have voted or will vote early, and mitt romney leads 55/35. so, you know, that is -- that points to the adva
MSNBC
Nov 4, 2012 1:00am PDT
tackle. >> mitt romney's road to election day he dropped out of the presidential race in twoit and endorsed john mccain. from the outside, romney's strength was also a liability. he was a sbash an moderate republican with midwestern roots in a party that some call too conservative, evangelical and republican. as conservatives soured on the idea of a health care mandate, romney tried to inoculate himself on his acheeft as governor. he says we can accomplish the same thing for everyone in the country and it can be done without letting government take over health care. and it was done without government taking over health care. in june 2011 at a farm in new hampshire, romney officially announced his second bid for the presidency. >> just one of the guys running. >> the first element of becoming the front runner was keeping viable challengerers out of the race and one by one they bowed out. finally the summer of 2011 a viable challenger got in, rick perry. they all surged to leads in the national polls before self destructing. finally romney ended up one on one with rick santorum. iowa
CNN
Nov 1, 2012 2:00pm EDT
in three days. >> kind of important i'm hearing, just kind of. >> kind of important. >> mitt romney, mitt romney his new litany is america needs a new course. he was in roanoke, virginia, this morning. take a lock. >> you do you want four more years like the last four years? i mean, do you want four more years where 23 million americans are struggling to have a good job? do you want four more years earnings are going down every year? do you want four more years of trillion dollar deficits in washington? >> so that's mitt romney in roanoke, virginia, today. gloria, let's just look at the latest swing state polling. they're showing iowa, new hampshire, wisconsin, they're all leaning toward obama. we showed another poll yesterday showing the president leading ohio, back to ohio, by five points. point-blank, gloria borger, five days left, is time running out for mitt romney? >> sure. there's five days left f. you look out those polls, while most of them are within the margin of error, he would like to have it flipped the other way. having said that, time's also running out for the presi
CBS
Nov 2, 2012 7:00pm EDT
work to do. >> president obama spending his day campaigning in 0 hio mitt romney in way. only four days to go until we go to vote, both men spending the weekend trying to sway the undecided. >>> the rising unemployment numbers do not bode well for veterans coming home from overseas so today at a joint base anacostia bowling in d.c. scott broom got a look at what's facing employers and veterans as they try to make a match with each other. >> reporter: they call this job fair at joint base anacostia bowling "hiring our heroes." >> they've got the integrity, the work ethic that people are looking for. >> reporter: this is where veterans have traded uniform for business suit, although some are still wearing their stripes. >> we have over 60 employers. >> reporter: lieutenant colonel kathleen is organizing these job fairs nationwide for the u.s. chamber of commerce. she talks about the challenges for veterans. >> mill terry person has been deployed, is coming back, and the job in their local community may already be taken so they really have a disadvantage. >> reporter: unemployment for
ABC
Nov 4, 2012 10:00am EST
karl rove might have said that, because a few days ago he predicted a big romney win. listen, we're confident that the president has the electoral votes to win this, if we get our vote out. and that's what we're focused on. >> you remain so confident. you talked about the firewall. ohio, iowa and wisconsin. but we're seeing mitt romney going to pennsylvania today. i know you and a lot of democrats think that's a desperation move. but some of the polls are tightening right there. and it is a state that you haven't invested a lot of resources, are you worried at all? >> george, we have a great organization in pennsylvania. much better than mitt romney. we have been working it for two years. a great organization, great volunteers. this is a desperate ploy at the end of the campaign. for romney to win, he'll have to win two-thirds of the independents. the truth is, they're throwing some ads up and governor romney is traveling into states that he's not going to win. but what really matters in terms of the electoral college, we're the ones playing offense. few weeks ago, governor romney's
MSNBC
Nov 1, 2012 3:00pm EDT
at this point for romney suddenly getting that extra push over the last four, five days of this race and winning next tuesday? what's the strongest argument you've heard? >> well, i don't think there is a good argument for him getting a kind of issue push, a kind of free media narrative push. i think at this point, it's that the turnout assumptions that a lot of pollsters are making are wrong. and that republican -- optimistic republican projections about what the electorate are going to look like are more accurate than pollsters who are saying there will be a solid african-american vote, latino vote, different members of the coalition which might not be at 2008 levels but get him where he needs to be, and estimating what the republican turnout will be. that has to be the reality on election day for mitt romney to win. maybe without the storm, if romney had been able to drive some of the stories, i would mention i think this benghazi story got a little bit serious. there's new reporting, new documents have been found in that compound that don't look great for the administration, but
CNN
Nov 4, 2012 12:00pm PST
not. he's all but called mitt romney a liar, and in recent days, i was at one ohio rally where his supporters were actually yelling liar. so he hasn't said that outright, but he's been accusing mitt romney of being dishonest and kind of packaging something that really isn't there. he's focused obviously here in florida today, but when you look at all the places president obama is going to in these last few days before the election, this is the only visit to florida. he'll be spending a lot of his time in ohio for sure, but also in wisconsin and iowa, focusing more on that mid western firewall. because although florida is important and has a lot of electoral votes, the obama campaign sees ohio as essential, and if they can keep it in president obama's column, that's keeping it out of the hands of mitt romney, fred. >> the rival in florida has seen the new legal battle over early voting. tell me more about that. >> reporter: very early this morning, the democratic party of florida filing suit to try and get early voting extended. this is why. early voting was supposed to wrap up yest
MSNBC
Oct 31, 2012 2:00pm EDT
around. >>> with six days to election day, governor romney resumed a full campaign schedule today. he's in florida right now. about to kick off the second event of the day in south florida. congressman paul ryan is in wisconsin. vice president joe biden attending rallies in florida and bill clinton is in iowa for the obama campaign, of course. let's bring in the political panel. david goodfriend and rachel smelkin. thank you both for your time. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> i want to get to this poll showing the president still holding on to his lead in ohio, florida and virginia. we know that when you look at national polls, depending on which one, a different picture but it is about the battlegrounds and likely voters here. what do we make of the new polls? >> hurricane sandy introduced a massive unknown in to the final days of the race and that's the first thing. we are not yet seeing that reflikted in the polling. having said that, it looks for the president's team like they're still holding on in ohio. the margins closed there as in other battleground states but that's an all-impo
MSNBC
Oct 31, 2012 11:00am PDT
your own chuck todd earlier in the day in d a brilliant illustration of why the romney campaign has to do this. because ohio really is falling off the table for them. if they rely only on an ohio win, they're probably going to lose. they're trying desperately to open up a new front but, you know, my colleague that spoke earlier mentioned the hurricane. believe me. i think there's a dotted line between what happens on election day and the images out of new jersey and elsewhere. fema has always been a sort of talisman for your view of the proper role of federal government. go back to bill clinton who elevated it to a cabinet-level agency. it got better. george w. bush demoted in to some sub agency within homeland security and look what happens to new orleans. we are seeing before our very eyes a stark difference between mitt romney saying we should privatize everything including fema and barack obama working with even republican governors like chris christie on a federal relief effort. that's a huge talisman for what you believe the proper role of government is in society and i believ
NBC
Nov 4, 2012 8:00am PST
after a packed day, romney in colorado and obama in virginia trying to turn out their supporters and close the sale. back here in new york, meantime, areas near here in staten island, queens, long island, and new jersey still dealing with the devastating effects of hurricane sandy. nearly a week later, long gas lines, electricity still out for two million, and of course falling temperatures now. we've got it all covered this morning. to start things off, we have our final nbc news/"wall street journal" predetection poll numbers. let's go right to our political director chuck todd in his command center with the latest snapshot. >> good morning, david. let me show you the numbers. 48 for the president, 47 for mitt romney. slight gender gap advantage for the president. he leads by eight among women. mitt romney leads by seven among men. what's interesting about the figure is it is the exact final number from the poll from 2004 with bush when he was at 48% and john kerry was at 47%. one of the reasons for the slight uptick for the president, remember we had them at 47-47 two weeks ago. l
MSNBC
Nov 4, 2012 11:00am PST
numbers out just days before the vote. and romney's religion and even foreign policy. our roundtable will weigh in. >>> democratic mayor of newark, new jersey, cory booker. host of msnbc's "morning joe" joe scarborough. republican strategist mike murphy.r. co-toast of "today," savannah guthrie. and nbc news special correspondent tom brokaw. >>> live from nbc news election headquarters at democracy plaza in new york, this is a special edition of "meet the press." with david gregory. with david. >>> and good sunday morning. this is it from our nbc news election headquarters at new york's rockefeller plaza, now transformed into democracy plaza. we are just 48 hours away from election day, and these two candidates are in their final sprint. last night after a packed day, romney in colorado and obama in virginia trying to turn out their supporters and close the sale. back here in new york, meantime, areas near here in staten island, queens, long island, and new jersey still dealing with the devastating effects of hurricane sandy. nearly a week later, long gas lines, electricity
Current
Oct 30, 2012 7:00pm PDT
overseeing fema's response to one of the largest disasters in u.s. history. mitt romney spent the day ducking reporter's questions on whether he would eliminate fema. two statements that i think largely speak for themselves. you're watching "the war room." we'll be right back. of the country. to help you make informed decisions, watch current tv's politically direct lineup. only on current tv. so vote and vote smart. >> jennifer: right now, across the northeast millions of americans are relying on the local, state and federal governments for more than a little help. the need for public assistance in a crisis like this storm is simply massive. back in june 2011 when governor romney was trying to win over republican primary voters at a debate, you may have seen this. he had this to say about how to fix the financially-strapped federal emergency management agency better known as fema. take a listen. >> romney: every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. and if you go even further and send it bac
MSNBC
Nov 3, 2012 12:00pm PDT
laughable. >> ouch. >> i tend to agree with harry reid, not only because romney said on day one the first thing he is going to do is repeal obama care, which democrats care very deeply about and will fight the hold on to, but if romney wins, it's going to be this vindication of this strategy of obstructionism. i think democrats may not go to the extent of holding the country hostage over raising the debt ceiling, but i think they will try to employee some of the same tactics. >> i think the underreported story of october was for the period when the odds of mitt romney winning increased, simultaneously the odds of the republicans winning back the senate decreased. the chances are very good the democrats will hold on to the senate. if romney somehow wins this thing next week and the republicans were to win the house, they needed the slimmest majority and they can pass through reconciliation. if the democrats win, it's going to be tougher to advance. the flip side is if obama is elect and the republicans still have control of the house, i think the big gain there for democrats is they
KICU
Oct 26, 2012 7:00pm PDT
including fan slide shows. >>> now, election 2012 coverage. republican presidential nominee, romney, spent the day in iowa talking about the economy. there he told supporters that president barack obama has only quote made the problem worse. >> the president's campaign slogan is this, forward. but for 23 million americans trying to find a job these past four years feel more like backward. >>> for the democrats, joe biden hit the trail today while president barack obama spent the day in washington, d.c. >> it is always america is in decline. i got news for them. romney and ryan are -- america is not in decline you are in denial. >> biden at a rally in keep oshaa, wisconsin. the polls have the -- kenosha, wisconsin. the polls have barack obama ahead in wisconsin. >>> bay area community college is showing students how they will be effected if they fail to pass an ordinance. the classes highlighted in red will only be offered if proposition 30 passes next month. if it fails the district says it will have to cut about 100 classes at the classes in livermore including science, english, ma
MSNBC
Oct 26, 2012 5:00pm PDT
" live from minneapolis tonight. 11 days until the 2012 election. mitt romney tells his biggest lie to date. you won't believe this one. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> i saw it today. one of the great manufacturers of this state. now owned by the italians is thinking of moving production to china. >> mitt romney unleashes a perfect storm of lies trying to fool buckeye state voters. former governor ted strickland and tim ryan are here with the the truth. >> when you take a look at colin powell, to wonder whether that's an endorsement based on issues or whether he has a slightly different reason for supporting president obama. >> colin powell's former chief of staff on sununu's charge. >>> and michael eric dyson on racism as a campaign tactic in the year 2012. >>> plus righties are freaking out, calling the obama campaign satanic over this ad. >> super uncool to be out and about, i wasn't ready. >> and lives hang in the balance if obama care gets repealed. pearl jam guitarist mike mccready is standing up for people with preexisting conditions and he joins "the ed show" t
NBC
Nov 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
, president obama and governor romney are campaigning day and night's flying battleground state to battleground state, trying to win over undecided voters. >>> plus, how hurricane sandy is playing a role as well. >>> and how businesses in south bay are trying to get creative without the regular hockey crow crowd. >>> nbc bay area news starts now. >>> good evening, i'm diane dwyer, thank you for joining us, it has been a week since hurricane sandy hit the east coast, many are without power, and recovery is still slow. nbc's jay gray has more on how neighbors are helping neighbors. >> reporter: the clean up has come from some who suffered the most. >> everybody is looking after everybody else, helping each other. >> reporter: survivors, coming together in the wake of sandy. >> this is a disaster that has touched home for us. it is our job to go out here with the people. >> reporter: making meals. >> reporter: and volunteer doctors taking care of those who have no place to go. >> i think that they made the right decision. >> reporter: she was supposed to compete in the new york city m
NBC
Nov 4, 2012 6:00pm EST
america, a stronger america is ahead. >> reporter: a day after governor romney stumped in new hampshire -- >> our president, barack obama! >> reporter: the president was there with former president bill clinton. it's a race so tight even four electoral votes could be the margin of victory. the nbc poll shows this is a battle of the sexes. president obama has an eight-point lead with women, governor romney, a seven-point lead with men. on capitol hill, brian mooar, news 4. >> both candidates are spending a lot of time in the battleground state of virginia. today tag and ben romney campaigned in northern virginia. they made stops in fairfax, sterling, and stanton holding rallies for supporters and volunte volunteers. romney will be at lynchburg tomorrow and george mason later that day. president obama was in new hampshire, florida today, ohio and colorado tonight, but his surrogates spent the day in the commonwealth. madeline albright canvassed with campaign volunteers. >>> that close to home today, police are searching for a person of interest after a robbery at a obama campaign office d
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 4:30am EDT
another day on the campaign trail, stopping in florida, a must-win state for hip. romney set aside his attacks and took a more subdued tone. the president gets back on track today with stops in wisconsin, nevada and colorado. >> romney will be close to roanoke this morning. 19 million people have voted so far. it appears there have been more early republican votes in colorado. john gonzales, abc 7 news. >> thanks so much, john. it is 4:37 now. we're looking at 45 degrees. >> we're hearing from the mother of anne local teenager who was killed while walking to school. what she is >> as we have shown you over the past few days, many local residents dealing with property damage from sandy. >> what is covered by insurance and what do you have to pay for? >> we introduce you to a man who took us inside his alexandria home to show us what was left of his bedroom. had he stayed in his home, he probably would have been crushed by the tree that crashed into his bedroom. >> it was devastating. i had no clue it was going to be this severe. >> we talked to him today as he secures his ohm. >> crews
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 12:00pm EDT
it. convicted and was 50for 30- to priso years. kris van cleve reporting. five days until the election. today on the campaign trail, of trying toess win votes. obama beginning a after overseeing hurricane sandy response. mitt romney hitting virginia. let's skip the roundup from karen travers. >> full speed ahead today. getting back to business. after three days off the trail due to superstorm sandy, it's freeobama battlegrounds. mitt romney spends his entire in virginia, state that republicans are desperate to win. >> this is a critical place for us. five more days. >> the latest abc news poll shows a dead heat nationally. both sides claim to be winning in the battleground. president obama is a head its three poles in the most critical ones. president obama is working to shore up his midwest firewall. ohio, wisconsin, iowa will see a attention from him over the next five days. in virginia today. yesterday he spent all day in florida. both states he absolutely must order to get to the white house. neither side can say for sure the impact sandy has had on the race. past today's,
MSNBC
Nov 1, 2012 11:00pm PDT
one is covering him. for five solid days it's been all obama on the air and all storm and no romney whatsoever. it's sucked the oxygen right out of his room. >> it's the first time when he said i'm unemployed like you guys to real unemployed people that it was true. at a rally in green bay, wisconsin, this morning the president spoke movingly about the aftermath of sandy and its destruction on the east coast. let's take a look at the president today in wisconsin. >> we've also been inspired these past few days because when disaster strikes, we see america at its best. >> one country! >> all the petty differences that consume us in normal times all seem to melt away. there are no democrats or republicans during a storm. there are just fellow americans. leaders of different parties working to fix what's broken. neighbors helping neighbors cope with tragedy. communities rallying to rebuild. a spirit that says in the end we're all in this together, that we rise or fall as one nation, as one people. >> it's interesting how gray the president's hair has gotten. one of the enduring images
NBC
Oct 31, 2012 5:00pm EDT
supsuperstorm damage, but joe biden was still campaign, as was mitt romney. >> six days to go before election day. both campaigns are ramping back up and predicting victory, but acknowledge sandy has had an impact on their race. >> mitt romney return to the campaign trail in battleground florida. >> we're going through trauma and a major part of the country. >> striking a softer tone in light of sandy, the gop nominee renewed his closing argument. take my view is i believe this is a time for america to take a different course. >> in his native wisconsin, paul ryan also tried to make a compelling case. to go let's wake up wednesday morning knowing we did everything we possibly could, because as we all know, wisconsin is one of the critical battleground states. appreciate it. to go his surrogates picked up this last from bill clinton. take a mitt romney strategy is to blame him for everything under the sun. take of the facts are mitt romney will say anything, anything to win. in the final days, the ground game is about expanding the map. it to go there is testing going on with other st
CBS
Nov 4, 2012 8:30am PST
in the front pages, looking like a person who was of the moment and mitt romney lost several days because of the storm to be the man of the moment, and the president, because he was president, was the man of the moment for those late-deciding voters who hadn't been paying attention to the race. they turn on their tvs. that's what they see. i think that to the extent that anybody benefits politically, that probably helps the president. >> bob, there's a reason why of the 10 incumbents who have sought office again since world war ii, seven have won. powers go with the presidenciy and the moment aalize act presidential-- and i think he did. i think he handled it very well. that you get a bump out of this. i think you get awe hurricane bump out of this and it was part of a bigger tapestry for the week. he had a pretty good week. he had not only the way to handle the hurricane, but the wet chriss from governor christie. who could have imagined. and mayor bloomberg, colin powell's endorsement, which he had okay job numbers on friday. they weren't gpped they weren't bad. and he dodged a
PBS
Oct 29, 2012 5:30pm EDT
. both mitt romney and barack obama have suspended their schedules just days before the voters make their choice. for more on the storm's impact on this race, i'm joined by the bbc north america editor in florida where president obama was supposed to be campaigning today and bridgette in cleveland, ohio, the state where governor romney was supposed to be stomping today. let's start with you in florida. i'm incredibly jealous. pouring with rain here in washington, d.c. it must feel a world away, both weather-wise and politically. >> yes, it does. we woke up here this morning thinking the president wag going to launch his campaign. we knew this was going to be a big moment with bill clinton rolling out the big guns, if you like, and that was all canceled rather suddenly just as we woke up. so it was really strange knowing he was flying back to cope with a crisis while the rally went on and the normal things you hear at these rallies, the political campaign was going on. and the storm was mentioned by bill clinton but really not heavily. only in passing. and i think people are obviousl
Comedy Central
Oct 29, 2012 11:00pm PDT
romney does, too! (cheers and applause) he always has since day one. >> oh, come on, jon, he's just being a dick! i'm telling you, salt and pepper pubic hair. real dick! real dick! >> jon: i hate to say this but by calling everyone a dick all the time i think the obama campaign's closing argument comes across a little dickish, quite frankly. >> no, no, no, you can't call them a dick for calling out a dick, jon. you can't call double-dick. (laughter) you can't do it. >> that's ri ridiculous. >> it is ridiculous, jon. it's not the kind of values governor romney grew up with as a lost jewish kid in central jersey. >> jon: what? wait! what? >> governor romney learned during his days listening to bruce springsteen in a -- >> jon: what? >> in a haze of pot smoke dreaming of becoming a stand up comedian. >> jon: oh, my god! that's just like my life. i didn't know romney was so relatable! >> jon, you see what he's doing! this isn't a question of romney's biography, this is about hard experience. you've heard the president, he's been everywhere. from pah-kee-stahn, to bra-see-o, to (southern
CBS
Nov 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
colorado. governor romney arrives in virginia a day after an event in another battleground state. >> mitt romney campaigned in florida wednesday but during his three rallies he never once mentioned president obama by name. >> i understand what it takes to get this country going again. and to bring back the kind of greatness we depend on. >> he refrained from an all out attack on the president who was visiting with disaster victims in new jersey. instead romney made his own pitch to help those affected by the storm. >> if you have the ability to help please provide some resources to people there and give calls to your loved ones and keep folks in your thoughts and prayers. it's a big part of what america is. >> the romney campaign ended up back pedalling wednesday over remarks he made about disaster relief funding. at a republican primary debate last year romney down played the federal government's role in disaster response. >> every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states that's the right direction. it can go further
MSNBC
Nov 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
last few days, this idea that mitt romney is the change candidate. this is a change election. they say the path to victory for governor romney, it's to focus on the people who are unsatisfied with president obama's leadership and say we can bring the change, big change, bold change. he actually used the word "big change" 12 times in a speech the other day. they're trying to hammer this message home to serve many who might be disaffected by the president. hopefully turn some of these blue states like virginia back into the republican column. >> and obviously we know the importance of virginia. he's spending the entire day there. that's an interesting strategy. we know he's going to hopscotch as well, and i believe the big rally is friday, right, garrett, in ohio, but nevertheless, the entire day in virginia. >> well, a little bit of what you're seeing today in virginia is makeup events after hurricane sandy. the final event tonight will be virginia beach. that was an event they had to scrap as the storm was approaching. i think they'd rather not have to spend an entire day in virginia b
FOX News
Nov 3, 2012 3:00am EDT
president. not one single day. not one single day. >> greg: he is national treasure and mitt romney is making a final push in swing states. and they released a tv ad that will get heavy play in ohio. day can a look. >> i'm mitt romney and aapprove this message. >> greg: as an entertainment reporter all you care about is bradley cooper's dating habits. are you aware of an election going on. i want your bre diction. who do you think who is going to win next year? >> i'm counting down the 355 days. i can't answer your question. i am a world-renowned journalist and i strongly believe journalists should not share who they are voting for. i don't even tell my husband. my parents keep calling me. make sure you vote. i'm going to vote for the other guy. they want me at the polls. they keep reiterating it's 355 days from now. >> greg: i can figure out by voegt who you are voting by asking you. are you voting for romney? >> maybe you should give me water to drink. >> greg: bill put something in there. you won't remember anything. is it possible that obama and romney could both win and split runn
CBS
Nov 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
race is a tie. the president will have a full day of campaigning in ohio tomorrow. romney will campaign in wisconsin and ohio. elections officials say more than 19 million have already voted in this presidential election. live at the white house, danielle nottingham cbs 5. >>> a respected shop owner known for his generosity was shot to death in an apparent robbery attempt at his cell phone store on international boulevard near 92nd avenue. da lin shows us how friends and family are remembering a man recorded as a pillar in the community. >> reporter: the makeshift memorial outside of his store continues to grow. police say it was inside that store someone robbed and killed him and that's angered a lot of people because they say he works very hard to help the young people in this community. tears, anger and disbelief that swung killed a man to gave so much to a community that has so little. >> he was always giving the kids raider tickets. kids would come in he would give them money to feed them if they were hungry. >> it's such a sad, sad moment not because of just what's been t
FOX News
Nov 1, 2012 3:00pm PDT
trail. after a three-day pause to deal with hurricane sandy. mitt romney is hoping to ride post debate momentum in to the oval office. we start with chief political correspondent carl cameron with the governor in virginia. >> in a three rally swing across battleground state of virginia where he leads by half a point to real clear politics average of recent polls, romney resumed the post hurricane criticism of obama's presidency. >> we need change. for real change we have to take a different course. i will get the economy going from day one we are making changes. >> government reported consumer confidence is at the highest point since obama took office. romney if a new ad mocks the president for resurrecting a proposal on monday rejected by the congressional republicans earlier in year. for a new cabinet level secretary of business. romney slammed him on the stump for it, too. >> find something to suggest it will be better over the next fur years. we game up with an idea that he will create the department of business. i don't think adding a new chair in cabinet will help add mill
MSNBC
Nov 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
obama is running against, in a presidential election that ends in six days. mitt romney and that campaign today, that campaign that chris christie has been supporting, they made a somewhat remarkable decision to go ahead and keep campaigning, today, to get back on the campaign trail and start doing partisan campaign rallies again, even while the president was still suspending his own schedule, so he could respond to the storm. so what we saw today, in split screen, was president obama departing the white house en route to storm-ravaged new jersey, after he stopped in at fema headquarters, and at the same time, mitt romney in full-on campaign mode in tampa, florida. and then it was president obama touring coastal new jersey and comforting victims of hurricane sandy, while mitt romney was holding what he called a big victory rally outside miami. and while the romney campaign made sure to have their most telegenic staffers say on camera today that they were going to avoid any partisan commentary today out of respect for the storm victims, they said they were going to avoid any parti
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2012 3:00am EDT
york. five days until the 2012 election. mitt romney's campaign needs some disaster relief. because he's desperate. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> we need a vision that says, we don't just look out for ourselves. we look out for one another. we look out for future generations. and we meet those obligations by working together. >> the president takes the high road on the stump. mitt romney continues the campaign of deceit. >> mitt romney. >> tonight, karen finney on the closing arguments. >>> the uaw's bob king on the new charges that mitt romney profiteered from the auto rescue. >>> the secretary, versus the decider on the campaign trail with michael tomasky. >> can't get fooled again. >> with the east coast still reeling from the devastation of hurricane sandy, stories of heroism are coming out of the woodwork. tonight, one of the nurses who helped save the lives of four babies during the hurricane. >>> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. residents on the east coast are trying to get their lives back as the cleanup and recovery from sandy con
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2012 12:00am PDT
days to go before the election mitt romney turns to the kitchen sink strategy and unloads every lie he's got in the pantry. we'll have the details coming up. >>> then the united autoworkers file an ethics complaint in order to learn more about mitt romney's investments and profits that he made during the automobile loan. we'll visit with uaw president bob king. >>> and during the height of the hurricane sandy, nurses at nyu's langone medical center worked tirelessly to save newborn babies. one of those nurses will join me later to share her experience. and you can share your thoughts with us on facebook and on twitter using #edshow. we're coming right back. and ther to do an experiment. we put a week of her family's smelly stuff all in at once to prove that febreze car vent clips could eliminate the odor. then we brought her family to our test facility to see if it worked. [ woman ] take a deep breath, tell me what you smell. something fresh. a beach. a clean house. my new car. [ woman ] go ahead and take your blindfolds off. oh!! hahahaha!!! look at all this garbage!!! [ male annou
Current
Oct 31, 2012 4:00pm PDT
romney. the 31st day of october polls taken in those states every day and romney has been ahead once in any poll in either of those states in the entire month of october. >> cenk: in those 30 days there has been 1.5 trillion polls. >> and they have so much money to spend they might well spend it. they took in $120 million the first two weeks of october. >> cenk: you think they are in such bad shape they might try to get votes where they thought they didn't have a chance previously. is this a head fake? >> yes, it could be a head fake. that would have happened a few weeks ago. i think they're saying, look, we have a lot of money. we have not spent it well. >> cenk: he has run this campaign in an awful way for a guy who is supposed to be a brilliant ceo. he has too much money left when obama destroyed him early on when he spent it wisely in the beginning. should i spend it in rhode island? no you should have spent it in rhode island earlier. a poll putting president obama up 50-45 and then public policy polling, 50-45 those are both five-point leads and then the university of cinc
CBS
Nov 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
an all-out sprint to election day. mitt romney concentrated on virginia thursday. he toned down his speeches after sandy hit, but was on the attack again at a rally in the richmond suburbs. >> this is an election where i think we're not just going to shape the country for four years, but for a generation. >> reporter: romney returned to another criticism of the president at a window and door factory in roanoke. >> they are making products for america and they and their family and all the people that work at marvin did build this. >> reporter: recent polls have the president up just by two points in virginia. nationally, the race is a virtual tie. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> we'll take a quick break, up next your friday morning weather and penn state cover up. jerry sandusky sex abuse reaches the highest levels of the university. sandusky sex abuse reaches the highest levels of the university. [ male announcer ] in blind taste tests, even ragu users chose prego. prego?! but i've bought ragu for years. [ thinking ] wonder what other questionable choices i've ma
FOX News
Nov 1, 2012 9:00am EDT
people to work. martha: that is a look at mitt romney with five days to go. there is a mad dash to the finish line in the race for the white house. brand new details where the candidates are and what happens now. bill: serious questions also about the administration's claims that the deadly strike in benghazi came without warning. there are new documents just unearthed. you will see them and see what they tell us about what was happening in libya at the time. martha: we're getting a clearer picture of the scope of the damage sandy left behind. here is live look this morning with a boat sitting outside somebody's house in belmar, new jersey. we can also tell you that the former secretary of homeland security, governor tom ridge, is up in just a few minutes. he will talk to us about what he thinks is ahead in this whole sandy situation. be right back. are you receiving a payout from a legal settlement or annuity over 10 or even 20 years? call imperial structured settlements. the experts at imperial can convert your long-term payout into a lump sum of cash today. martha: all right. ta
NBC
Nov 2, 2012 11:00am EDT
columbus. he'll spend most of the day in the buckeye state. romney is in wisconsin now. here are live pictures from that event. he heads to ohio this afternoon. both candidates making closing arguments to voters four days before election day. >>> virginia is one of the state's to target for the final weekend. melissa mollet is at the news 4 superscreen with more on where they are headed and when. >> these are their final stops before tuesday. the candidates taking one final swing through the swing states as they set their schedule this last weekend of the race. president obama is spending most of today in ohio. the president will kick off the multistate visit saturday, traveling back to ohio, wisconsin, iowa and virginia. bill clinton and dave matthews will appear with the president in bristol. sunday, the president heads to new hampshire, florida, colorado and again, ohio. romney started his day in wisconsin. he's then heading to ohio. he will go across the country hitting 11 battleground states in four days. the states include colorado, michigan and pennsylvania. paul ryan, his wife
NBC
Oct 30, 2012 6:30pm EDT
president is still cancelling campaign days on the trail. mitt romney is postponing campaign events. underneath the surface, they're still waging a pretty aggressive back and forth, particularly in the state of ohio. hunkered down in washington for the second day, the president stopped by red cross headquarters. >> the reason we're here, the red cross knows what it's doing. my message to the federal government, no bureaucracy, no red tape. >> reporter: mitt romney, who had suspended campaigning for the day, travelled to the battle state of ohio to encourage donations to the red cross. >> i had a chance to speak with some of the governors in the affected areas, they talked about people having hard times. i appreciate the fact that people in dayton got up this morning, some went to the grocery store i see, and purchased some things that these families will need. >> reporter: and with presidential politics hanging in the balance. one of mr. romney's top supporters, chris christie had nothing but praise for the federal government. >> the president has been outstanding in this, so the fo
NBC
Nov 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
campaign schedules for president obama and governor romney from now until election day. they are making a mad dash seeking swing state votes. we have tracie potts tracking it all from washington. >> reporter: new this morning, the nation's unemployment rate is 7.9%, up slightly from a month ago as expected although 171,000 jobs were created in october, plus 134,000 not originally reported in september. >> this is a great report. >> it is consistent with the consumer confidence numbers. it illustrates the break we have seen. consumers have been saying we have more jobs and we're feeling better. >> reporter: both candidates land in ohio today. so far here is the travel schedule. governor romney visits seven states, including a rally in ohio with 100 supporters and politicians and celebrities. in virginia, a make up from hurricane sandy. >> he was the other day talking about saving characters on "sesame street" and playing word game was my name. >> reporter: president obama also visits seven states between now and election day with a focus on ohio. his must-win state. he'll be there every da
FOX News
Nov 4, 2012 9:00am PST
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FOX News
Nov 4, 2012 12:00pm EST
romney was down in florida the last few day, everywhere, it's tightening. to bring in bill clinton, that was a huge asset, described by the reporter. he motivates the democratic base like no one can. i think the margin of victory may be smaller for the democrats, but ultimately, they will still win. >> let's talk, pennsylvania. are you worried? bill clinton, the big kahuna, for barack obama? >> no. i am not worried. if obama and biden were doing the jobs they were supposed to do, they wouldn't have to bring in bill clinton. right now, they are pulling out all the tops. i think that pennsylvania is winnable from the standpoint of the high unemployment rate. when the people go to the polls, they are going to vote their pocketbook. am i better off today? is this country better off today? and the answer is no. >> so why are the polls so tight? >> the reason the polls are so tight, democrats are very good at advocacy, getting out the vote. we are playing catchup. but the more our surrogates can get out, as tip o'neill says, all politics is local. the more we can get out and fresh the fl
Current
Nov 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
earlier this week. nine days ago on that wednesday a week and two days ago, mitt romney's people were calling reporters and saying, we have this in the bag. it was two days after the third debate incidentally. a debate that most people judged the president won although not in the fashion that romney won the first debate. even though the president won that debate, it did not stop the romney people from saying we feel really good. we think we have this. we think we're on the verge of 305 electoral votes so on and so forth. that was nine days ago. two days ago--two days ago his campaign had a conference call with political reporters to persuade them that the race wasn't over. they were still in it, they had a shot, and they felt pretty good about it. in seven days they went from this race is over to wait, no the rate isn't over. that's what sandy did. >> eliot: the reason for that was because sandy was the perfect metaphor you need a government to come in and do certain things a government that is smart capable driven by people who believe in its purpose and mission and it evoked the ima
MSNBC
Nov 1, 2012 3:00pm PDT
, firefighters, every day workers, individuals that are unionized and also folks that the romney campaign wants to tear down, had it not been for the federal government and state and local governments working together. >> we're winding down in the last five days and republicans are making a last-ditch effort in pennsylvania. a big play there five days leading into this election. romney's super pac restore our future made a $2 million ad buy. the koch brothers, americans for prosperity, bought $3 million to date and the romney campaign has made $120,000 ad buy the day before the election and election day itself. but the latest poll in pennsylvania shows obama 49 and romney 43. >> it's really about a five-point race and you can't make up five points in a week, especially because there's so much clutter on tv with all of the other candidates, it's hard to break through. if romney had gone on the air in pennsylvania the day after the first debate and stayed on the air at 5, $6 million a week for the four weeks, he might have had a chan of sneaking in. but he hasn't been in the state
CNN
Nov 4, 2012 2:00pm PST
no surprise that mitt romney was in ohio earlier today. in cleveland, romney preached his own message of change to voters. >> the president was right the other day when he said he can't change washington from the inside. only from the outside. let's make sure and give him that chance, okay? >> morrisville, pennsylvania will hear that same message later on this hour and right now vice presidential candidate paul ryan is speaking in minneapolis. >> the five of us, we're in congress together. president obama has not met with the republican leaders in the house or the senate since july. >> boo! >> we have a debt crisis coming, we have budget problems, we have economic problems. that's not leadership. we need a leader. now the reason mitt romney and i keep talking about our five-point plan is because we believe we owed you our fellow citizens an actual plan. we owe you solutions, we owe you ideas. real reforms can be had to get a real recovery. we had real recovery in this state in this country let's use that recovery and put people back to work. let's get the keystone pipeline, le
CNN
Nov 3, 2012 1:00pm EDT
back to you. jim acosta, three days to go. mitt romney spending time in iowa today, a state with one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. job creation isn't an issue in iowa. what is the issue? what is it that they're voting on? >> reporter: well, ali, i think iowa is a part of a battleground strategy. if you can't win ohio and talking about that just a few moments ago with brianna and john avalon, then you need iowa. then you need wisconsin. then you might need pennsylvania which explains why mitt romney is heading there tomorrow. getting back to the auto bailout issue, tikd a top republican source last night at this event in southern ohio where they were kicking off the swing state blitz with the different surrogates for the gop nominee, they feel like they have been working hard to mitigate that issue, pointing out that, you know, while, yes, mitt romney did oppose the auto bailout, he would have supported financing for those companies coming out of bankruptcy. you know, obviously there is this question of whether or not those companies would have been intact coming ou
FOX
Nov 3, 2012 10:00pm PDT
to change. [ applause ] >> romney ended his day in colorado, but i started across the country in new hampshire and then appeared in iowa and ohio. polls show mitt romney and president obama running neck- and-neck. >> another $5 trillion tax cut that favors the wealthy, not changed. refusing to answer questions about details of your policies until after the election, that has definitely not changed. >> president had some star power, singer john mellencamp and kate walsh opened for him in iowa and singer katy perry appeared. >>> there were long lines of voters in the critical swing state in ohio. president obama's re-election campaign had gone to court to chala plan by ohio to cut back on early voting. supreme court denied ohio's request, handing a victory to democrats who believe early voting he helps themment a study released by the lawyer's committee found that african- american voters were 26 times more likely to cast an early ballot than white voters. >>> and in kenya, a bullfight was held today to determine who will win the u.s. presidential election. a 900-pound black bull n
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